Monday, November 24, 2008

If You Need Me, I Will Be At My Happy Place



I have a picture on my desk of two Adirondack chairs overlooking a beautiful lake surrounded by enormous mountains.  When my own circumstances are less than appealing to consider, I look at this picture and imagine myself sitting in one of those chairs, staring out at the water and the mountains beyond.  I call it my happy place.  A Lamaze instructor once encouraged me to find my"happy place" while I was in labor.  She was an idiot.  But while a happy place was unable to take my mind off of mind-numbing labor pains and the inevitability of a huge head pushing it's way out of my body, it is quite effective at providing me with a mental vacation now and again.  I find this a healthy mental exercise as long as I don't try to set up permanent residence there.  What about you?  Where do you go when you need a peaceful place for your thoughts to sit and put their feet up?

2 comments:

Rachel November 24, 2008 at 9:37 AM  

I remember visiting my happy place in the past but I find it is hidden from me now. Perhaps I should seek it out.

mhilderbrandt November 25, 2008 at 10:35 PM  

We have a family in the church who owns a cabin on a lake with a view and Adorandak chairs very similar to this picture (minus the mountains)...perhaps you can join us there after the move for a true retreat! I find all to be right with the world on Lake Oconee...